The Villa

Villa Magnolia is a historic residence founded in 1404 by Pope Gregory XII and owes its name to the magnificent tree planted in 1574 in the 10,000 sq.m. enclosed botanical garden by Archbishop Cardinal Carlo Borromeo when he moved the main seat of the parish church of Brebbia to the church of Santi Martiri Alessandro and Tiburzio of Besozzo, making it a canonical church. Even today under the majestic Magnolia tree the granite bench on which the faithful used to sit while awaiting the arrival of the pope has remained intact.

The Villa extends over three floors for a total area of 1,500 sq.m. and is divided into two adjacent but separate wings. The small wing of about 200 square meters is used as a guesthouse with 3 bedrooms, kitchen and living room for the stay of single guests, families and groups.
The big wing instead has four wonderful rooms communicating with each other: the Maggiore hall, the Bella hall, the Borromeo hall and the Madre hall. Moreover, on the lower floor, there is an intimate rustic-style tavern equipped with a wood-burning oven, bench and table-brazier with grill and wrought iron hood, fireplace and a small kitchen. In this refuge with ancient charm, several original elements of the villa are perfectly preserved, including the wooden ceiling and doors, the wall with the ancient stone entrances and the medieval stone with the foundation year carved on it.
An elegant glazed veranda and a spectacular panoramic portico characterized by granite columns and a marble table overlook the internal courtyard, where, among the flowerbeds, a pretty fountain gushes. In front of the large veranda there is the oldest magnolia and a romantic external barbecue area with a central stone brazier surrounded by beautiful cushioned wooden seats. The villa has a covered parking for 4 cars + 10 parking spaces and a 640 sq.m. (16×40m) fenced tennis court with related rental equipment.